handling a large file transfer from windows 10 laptop to mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Greene, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Greene macrumors regular

    Greene

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    I have a large (176 gb) dmg file on my Windows 10 box that I want to put on my Mac Pro running lion. How would I go about setting up an Ethernet network between these computers to share this file, or is there a better way to handle this?

    Thanks a bunch!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Don't know about the PC, but you need to set up your MBP for File Sharing. See Sys Prefs>Sharing.

    External drive?
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    Use an external drive for this purpose.
     
  4. Greene thread starter macrumors regular

    Greene

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    Thanks guys. I ended up making a homegroup on my windows box, running an ethernet cable from the mac to the 'dows, logging into the homegroup, and voila, file visible. 6 hour file transfer later, and I'm all good.

    The external drive is a good idea and my first thought, the only thing that kept me from it was having to transfer 176 gigs twice.
     
  5. pcnotb macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I have simular issue, 10.8.3 on core i7 pro. win 10 on dell 1545 Core i3. cross over lan cable. I used http://www.ifelix.co.uk/tech/3027.html as a guide, and created and home group also, I can get the mac to see and enter the 10 but can not get 10 to see or enter the mac, I can not find any where in 10 to put the mack address and name. Any pointers I possibly have not create the home group 1000000% to doze specifications, which may not be helping. I got mac to enter 10, simply through ip over lan and a doze account name and password.
     

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